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Hand Stitched Felt Needle Book Tutorial

Every 3rd Saturday of the month I attend the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild meetings. At our July meeting during show and tell I shared my projects from Hand Stitched Camp by Stitched in Color. One of which was my felt needle book. After the meeting I was asked if I could create a tutorial for the needle book from class for everyone to do together at the next meeting. Since this was part of my paid class I could not, but with permission from Rachel at Stitched in Color I was able to create a tutorial for a needle book that was different than the original. This Saturday was our monthly Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild meeting and I prepared this tutorial for it.

Applique Flower

We had a wonderful time chatting and working on our needle books. It is so much fun to see how everyone adds their own little touches to their work. I was talking so much I wasn't able to get photos of everyone's, but here are a few photos I snapped real quick.

Needle Book Kit Giveaway

Needle Book Supply Kits

I put together Needle Book Kit's for the meeting that included all the supplies you would need to create a needle book. I had one leftover and decided I would give it away to one lucky Pile O' Fabric reader!

Needle Book Supply Kit Giveaway

The Kit Includes (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)
  • Premium Synthetic Felt pieces pre-cut and ready to use
  • Piece of Alexander Henry Fabric pre-cut for interior
  • 2 felt squares for flower appliqué
  • 2 skeins of DMC embroidery floss
  • 1 skein of DMC pearl cotton
  • 1 embroidery needle
  • 1 medium button

The Tutorial

Hand Stitched Felt Needle Book Tutorial Interior has pockets for 6 embroidery floss cards A large pocket for loose usable strands of floss Two large felt pages for pins and needles

This needle book is a great companion for your projects on the go. I like to use mine to hold my embroidery scissors, a few cards of embroidery floss, loose floss and threads, pins, needles, thimbles, and a small embroidery hoop. It finishes at 5” x 6” so it will fit nicely in a small bag or purse. This needle book can be made completely by hand stitching without a machine. Since the tutorial is a bit long, I have decided to attach a PDF download, which you can either view online or print off your computer. There are 8 templates for different applique options.

Enjoy! I'f you have any questions just let me know!


Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.